Tag: Maria Irene Fornes

The Maria Irene Fornes Play Marathon We Need Right Now

[Full article published in The Clyde Fitch Report, August 21, 2018.] On Mon., Aug. 27, a 12-hour marathon of staged readings at Public Theater will celebrate the life and work of Cuban-born playwright Maria Irene Fornes. The event falls amidst an encore week of screenings of an extraordinary documentary about Fornes, called The Rest I Make Up, that premiered at the

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“The Camera is My Beloved”: Michelle Memran Creates Documentary Art with María Irene Fornés

[article originally published in HowlRound, June 12, 2018.] The Rest I Make Up is a poetic rumination by filmmaker Michelle Memran about playwright María Irene Fornés, now in her late 80s and living with late-stage Alzheimer’s. The film is a visual and literary love letter to its subject. I talked with Michelle in late February 2018, about a week

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Theatre and Social Justice: Everything Has to Come Out of Session

[article originally published in HowlRound, January 16, 2016.] Theatre and Social Justice Crafted out of Session to Engage Audience The Actors Studio is known for creating socially relevant material but not for creating socially engaged public programs. Their first goals are to serve the actors, playwrights, and directors who are their members. Associate Artistic Director and

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